You’re Invited! 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Rundown!

It’s that time of year again!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog was officially released and that means the most wonderful time of year…aka the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner! I look forward to this sale EVERY year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other! Typically, sales feature older merchandise at a marked down price, making room for fresh inventory for a new season. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale does the opposite, offering NEW fall merchandise at a discounted price. When I say new, I mean fresh fall styles that haven’t hit the shelves yet. Basically you are getting the newest fall pieces at a sale price!

WHEN IS THE SALE? 

The sale officially opens to the public on July 20th, but you can get a sneak peek, and even start shopping early (what?!?) if you are a cardholder starting July 12th! Cardholders get 8 whole days to shop the sale before it is even open to the public! Why does this matter you ask?? These items are new and discounted and hot ticket items often sell out before the sale even opens to the public!

Becoming a card holder is EASY! Don’t miss out on shopping early and sign up HERE.

This way, you get to shop 8 days early. This is definite bonus as you get access to the sale before the public and get first pick on hot fall finds at their sale price before they sell out!

WHAT IS ON SALE? 

ALL of the goodies won’t be known until the sale officially begins, but the Nordstrom Anniversary catalog gives a great sneak peek of some of the offerings! I’ve already browsed it a few times and circled a bunch items I want to add to my closet! I love shopping for new fall pieces to add to my wardrobe, especially boots and booties!! I always find great deals on new staples for work too, because we all know one of the best parts of being a teacher is the back to school shopping! It’s a great time to stock up on fall and winter must haves for the entire family!

WHERE TO SHOP 

Obviously you can head to your nearest Nordstrom to shop the sale, but I prefer shopping online from the comfort of my own home! I also live 3 hours from the nearest Nordstom…soooo there’s that! Online shopping is easy and with free returns and exchanges the process of finding those must have pieces is effortless! Throughout the sale (July 12th – August 5th), I will have posts featuring my sale favorites on the blog! I plan on sharing my top sale picks, shoe favorites, styling tips, teacher faves and more! If there is something you want to see let me know!

My first post will be live shortly after the sale opens, so make sure to stop by and share what you are buying! If you are interested in what I picked up last year, check out this review of my purchases!

Want to make sure you don’t miss any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts? All of my sale posts will live under the NSALE tab on the top menu bar!

I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until the sale starts!

LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 – Review of What I Bought!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public today!! If you’ve been shopping the sale like I have, you know this year there are so many amazing deals! I am hoping to pick up a few more goodies today as they restock the sale for the public! 


Today I am sharing some of the pieces I picked up during early access. I am still waiting on a few packages to arrive, but hope to update this with pictures when I get them (hopefully a few arrive later today)! Scroll all the way to the bottom for shoe reviews! 


Don’t forget to check out some of my other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts…

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – 5 Fall Staples

Summer to Fall Slip Dress

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Must Haves

Early Access Picks

 Tank // Jeans // Booties // Watch 

Side Slit Tank (Now: $19 // After Sale: ): I shared this tank on instagram and it was an instant fave. Nobody can turn down a basic tank! It’s made of the dreamiest fabric that is SO SOFT! I love the length of this one because I can knot it up or wear it with leggings! I’m wearing a size small. 


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59): These are an Nsale STEAL! I’m wearing these jeans with just about every look below because they might be my new favorite pair of distressed denim. I was shocked at the under $40 price tag when I put them on. The fit is similar to one of my all time favorite pairs of jeans that are closer to $100. I ordered a size smaller than I usually do (wearing a size 24), because of the high waisted fit, and they fit like a glove. I also love the raw hem! 


Skagen Mesh Strap Watch (Now: $110 // After Sale: $165): My husband got me this watch for Christmas and I love it! It has a gorgeous rose gold face and a pretty silver mesh band. The mesh band is fairly dainty, but I love that it has a bigger face. Buy this as a gift to yourself…I promise you won’t regret it 🙂

 Tank // Jeans // Mules // Faux Leather Jacket 


Side Slit Tank (Now: $19 // After Sale: )


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)


BlankNYC Moto Jacket (Now: $65 // After Sale: $98 ): I bought this jacket last year and wore it so much over the fall and winter!  It was perfect for layering and I loved styling it with dresses in the early fall last year! This years is identical except where mine has silver hardware, this one has gold which I LOVE! The fit of this jacket is perfection! I ordered a size small so I could layer with sweaters in the winter! If you don’t plan on layering, size down! 

Top // Jeans // Mules // Watch 

Thermal Top (Now: $25 // After Sale: $38): A soft slouchy top you will want to wear on repeat. This comfy cozy piece comes in a few colors and I wouldn’t mind owning them all! It has a flattering fit and is so soft! This does run large and I might have preferred an XS but went for a small for that oversized fit! 


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)


Skagen Mesh Strap Watch (Now: $110 // After Sale: $165)



 Sweater // Jeans // Mules // Bag

V Neck Pullover Sweater (Now: $25 // After Sale: $39) Incredibly soft and easy to wear, this knit is just $25 and comes in multiple colors! This rusty red is perfect for the fall! I will swap out my distressed denim for the AG’s and wear this outfit to work! This sweater is quiet a bit oversized…I’m wearing an XS. 


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)


Tory Burch ‘Frida’ Leather Satchel (Now: $330 // After Sale: $498): I’ve had the smaller version of this bag for a few years now and it is still one of my go to’s! It comes in 3 colors, but let me tell you that the french grey is even more gorgeous in person! This bag is made of the most high quality pebbled leather and is sure to be your go to handbag for years to come. 

 Cami // Jeans // Mules 

Lace Trim Satin Cami (Now: // After Sale: ): Run, don’t walk to buy this cami! Trust me, you won’t regret it! This is such a pretty piece to wear alone or layer up with a cardi or moto jacket. It comes in 3 colors, and I only got the black and the gorgeous emerald green, but you better believe I’m getting the white as soon as it’s restocked! I’m wearing an XS! 


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)

 Cami // Cardigan // Jeans // Mules 

Lace Trim Satin Cami (Now: // After Sale: )


Topshop Stripe Colorblock Cardi (Now: // After Sale: ): Chances are you’ve seen this cardi around. It was actually the first thing I ordered on a whim at 1am in the morning when the sale opened early access and it’s basically been sold out ever since. I’m hoping they restock this cozy cardi because it really is as good as you think it is. So soft and perfectly oversized, this will be my go to in the winter time! It runs VERY oversized! I’m wearing a US 2. 


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)

Sweater // Jeans // Mules 

Free People Electric City Pullover Sweater (Now: $65 // After Sale: $98): You know those pieces of clothing that you have in your wardrobe that you always fall back on?! The ones you always put on when you have nothing to wear and you feel like a million bucks? Enter this sweater! I can already foresee that this is going to get a lot of wear in the upcoming months! This cozy sweater could be a little more oversized…I’m wearing an XS and almost wish I would have gone with a small for a more oversized fit. 


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)

Cami // Jeans // Booties // Jacket 

Lace Trim Satin Cami (Now: // After Sale: )


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)


BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket (Now: // After Sale: ): One of my most worn pieces from the sale last year, I couldn’t recommend this jacket enough! The quality is amazing and it’s thick enough that I could easily pair it with a sweater in the winter and stay warm enough for date night! The colors available this year are GORGEOUS…the grey is on my wishlist if it comes back in stock! I ordered a small for layering purposes! 


 Dress // Boots 

Free People ‘Perfectly Victorian’ Mini Dress (Now: $110 // After Sale: $168 ) I own this dress in not one, not two, but three colors now. But do you blame me?? The moment I saw this gorgeous fall color combo I had to get it! I wear these dresses year round, pairing them with tights, boots and sweaters in the fall and winter. They are gorgeous, airy little pieces that are perfect for the summer too! This dress is available in 3 stunning colors. I’m wearing an XS. 

 Dress // Booties 

BP Slipdress (Now: $32 // After Sale: $49): The moment I got this dress (literally), I ripped off the tags and wore it out the door for date night! This is the perfect transition dress…I even did a whole post sharing how I would transition it from summer to fall which you can check out here! I love that it has adjustable straps and the color is just perfect for fall! It also comes in a gorgeous floral print! I’m wearing a size XS. 

 Tee // Jeans // Mules 

Lush V-Neck Tee (Now: $16 // After Sale: $24): I purchased this tee in multiple colors, and is definitely a must have from the sale! A few people mentioned it running large, but I like a slightly oversized tee so I can tuck it or knot it. Size up if you want that slouchy fit! I’m wearing a small. 


AG Jeans (Now: $150 // After Sale: $225 ): I’ve wanted these jeans for awhile and finally decided to make the splurge and I am so glad I did!! These jeans are definitely worth it…no wonder everybody raves about them! They fit like a glove, are super comfortable, and as much as I love distressed denim, the non-distressing allows me to wear these to work! I ordered a size 25. 

 Tee // Jeans // Boots // Cardigan // Scarf // Bag

Lush V-Neck Tee (Now: $16 // After Sale: $24)


AG Jeans (Now: $150 // After Sale: $225 )


BP Cardigan (Now: $32 // After Sale: $49): For two years in a row, this cardi has stole the show. It’s a steal of a deal at under $35, that you might as well pick up one, two or five colors! I bought it in two colors last year and wore them SO much! The length makes them perfect for layering with dresses, tights and boots in the winter time! 


Scarf (Now: $16 // After Sale: $25): The color combo on this scarf is even prettier in person! It’s lightweight too, so it’s perfect for early fall when it’s chilly, but just not cold enough to pull out your coat! 


Tory Burch ‘Frida’ Leather Satchel (Now: $330 // After Sale: $498)

 Sweater // Scarf // Jeans // Booties 


Tunic Sweater (Now: $30 // After Sale: $45 ): I’m not sure how this sweater is still almost fully stocked in all sizes. If only you could feel how incredibly soft it is! This is another sweater that is perfect for work and the weekend. Who doesn’t love a versatile piece?? I’m wearing a size small and love the oversized fit. 


Buffalo Check Scarf (Now: $16 // After Sale: $25): A cozy plaid scarf is one of my fall essentials and this one is one of my favorites! I love that it’s not so oversized it looks ridiculous on and you can actually move your neck while wearing it! It doesn’t hurt that it’s also SUPER soft! It comes in a black and white combo too! 


AG Jeans (Now: $150 // After Sale: $225 )

 Sweater // Jeans // Mules // Bag 

Tunic Sweater (Now: $30 // After Sale: $45 )


BlankNYC Ripped Skinny Jeans (Now: $59 // After Sale: $88 ): This brand makes some of my favorite denim and this pair does not disappoint! The quality of these jeans is amazing! I love the darker wash and the fit is perfect for my 5’3 frame. If you are a little taller, these will be a perfect cropped fit for wearing with booties! I’m wearing a size 25. 


Tory Burch ‘Frida’ Leather Satchel (Now: $330 // After Sale: $498)

 Top // Leggings // Boots 

BP Pocket Tee (Now: $19 // After Sale: $29): I stock up on these long sleeve tee’s every year because they are the PERFECT long sleeve tee and you can’t beat the price! They come in multiple colors and are an easy piece to layer when the temps drop! They aren’t super thick, so they also work well now on a chillier summer evening with a pair of shorts! They do run super oversized, I’m wearing an XS! 


Zella Live In High Waisted Leggings (Now: $36 // After Sale: $54): I get a pair of these every year and they definitely live up to their name! I live in these leggings all year round, wearing them to work, lounge around the house and workout! The higher waist makes them super comfortable and the quality rivals my Lululemon’s! They do run a bit big, so size down – I’m wearing an XS. 

 Top // Jeans // Mules 


BP Pocket Tee (Now: $19 // After Sale: $29)


SP Black Ripped High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Now: $39 // After Sale: $59)

 Top // Leggings

Lush V-Neck Tee (Now: $16 // After Sale: $24)


Zella Moto Leggings (Now: $50 // After Sale: $75): These are the coolest leggings I’ve ever owned! I think these will be perfect not just for the gym, but also on a fall weekend! This color is the greystone, but it’s definitely green! They also come in black! I’m wearing a small, but need to size down to an XS as they run a bit big! 

 Top // Jeans // Watch 

Off the Shoulder Bow Top (Now: $23 // After Sale: $35): If you’re like me and you love shopping the sales but HATE having to wait for the weather to change to wear your new purchases, this top is for you! This cutie is available in 3 colors and is perfect to wear NOW. I’ve worn this a few times this summer and love pairing it with denim cutoffs or white pants! I’m wearing a size small! 


BlankNYC Ripped Skinny Jeans (Now: $59 // After Sale: $88 )


Skagen Mesh Strap Watch (Now: $110 // After Sale: $165)


 Tee // Sweater // Jeans // Booties // Watch // Bag 

BP Ribbed Knit Cardigan (Now: $32 // After Sale: $49 ): I love the chunkier ribbing on this sweater, the pockets, the length and the price tag! This sweater is comfy cozy and perfect for fall layering. It comes in multiple colors and runs large…I’m wearing an XS. 


BlankNYC Ripped Skinny Jeans (Now: $59 // After Sale: $88 )


Skagen Mesh Strap Watch (Now: $110 // After Sale: $165)


Tory Burch ‘Frida’ Leather Satchel (Now: $330 // After Sale: $498)

 Sam Edelman ‘Camellia’ Tall Boot (Now: $150 // After Sale:$225 ) 

These might be one of my favorite pair of boots EVER, and that’s saying a lot! These are available in 3 colors, but I knew I would get a ton of wear out of the golden caramel color! They have the perfect heel height and I love that they are just below the knee! I will wear these to work and on the weekend! They fit true to size…I purchased a size 7! 

 Kristin Cavallari ‘Capri’ Mule (Now: $80 // After Sale: $120 ) 

I’ve had these mules in the caramel suede since December and wear them SO frequently that when I saw they were a part of the sale I had to snatch them up in another color! These are my go to shoes when I don’t know what to wear! These cuties are so comfortable that I can last a whole day at work on my feet with out any discomfort! They come in 3 colors and I might need the black too! I ordered a size 7, my regular size.  This super similar pair is also a part of the sale and I’ve heard rave reviews on them! They are $20 cheaper! 

 Vince Camuto ‘Karinta’ Block Heel Booties (Now: $100 // After Sale: $150 )

These opened toed booties are not only comfortable, but have gorgeous detailing too! I know I will be wearing these all fall long, but have already worn them to dinner with a dress! They come in 3 colors and as much as I wanted to taupe, I bought the grey instead (I already have 5 pairs of taupe booties!) and I am so glad I did! This color is gorgeous! I got my regular size, a size 7! 

Hinge Block Heel Booties (Now: $80 // After Sale: $120): A comfy classic pair of booties that will go with everything! Wear these with a dress or your favorite denim now and into the fall! I love the unique cutout and perforated detailing on the back! They come in multiple colors, but a taupe pair of shoes goes with everything! I purchased my regular size, size 7. 


My Purchases


Wish List! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Favorites Still in Stock!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong! While a lot of items have sold out, they have been re-stocking sporadically, so if you have your eye on something, keep checking back! Despite a lot being sold out, there is still a ton of great sale picks that are fully stocked! I’m sharing a few of my favorites below! Just click the item to shop it!

#NSALE Accessorize Me + Wedding Week!

First things first…I’m getting married on Saturday! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by and that the big day is already here! In honor of the wedding, I have deemed this week ‘Wedding Week’ on the blog! I will be sharing posts this week on my bridal shower, white dresses, pins that inspired me and my 2nd engagement photo shoot! To catch yourself up before the week starts, make sure to head over to read my engagement post here and see E and I’s winter engagement shoot here! Stay tuned for wedding/engagement insight all week!

I know what you are thinking…ANOTHER Nordstrom post? Guilty! I can’t stop shopping the sale as there are so many great pieces at so many great prices! I think what I love most about the Nordstrom sale is getting so many great deals on accessories. I much rather buy clothes than accessories, but when they are on sale for a steal of a deal, I have to pick up a few! Count me in for new designer hand bags and fall jewelry picks at a percentage off.

#NSale Accessories

Black Plaid Scarf (was $48 – now $30 )
Grey Felt Fedora (was $28 – now $17 )
Kendra Scott ‘Dani’ Earrings (was $52 – now $34 )
Kendra Scott ‘Dylan’ Necklace (was $60 – now $39 )
Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote (was $295 – now $197)
Timex Tortoiseshell Watch (was $70 – now $47 )
Tory Burch Sunnies (was $210 – now $140 )

Shop More of My Favorite Accessories

Jewelry 

Watches

Bags

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